City To Treat Water, May Result In Problems For Some…
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The City of Boca Raton is warning customers of its water system that a disinfection process set to start Sunday will likely change the taste of water, and may cause problems for certain customers. We remind our readers that you are only served by City of Boca Raton water if you live in the City of Boca Raton. Anyone who lives west of roughly Powerline Road lives in Unincorporated Palm Beach County, even though your address may be “Boca Raton.”
The City of Boca Raton issued this advisory on Friday: “To maintain the water quality in the city’s water system, the city of boca raton utility services department will temporarily modify the disinfection process used by the water treatment facility. The city will be using a somewhat stronger disinfection process to produce free chlorine residual instead of a chloramine residual for a two-week period beginning on Sunday, January 8, 2023, and ending on Sunday, January 22, 2023. The change in the treatment will provide additional protection against bacteria and is being done in accordance with the city’s distribution system maintenance program.
Customers served by the city of boca raton utility services may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in the tap water during this period. However, these temporary conditions will not cause adverse health effects.
Users of home kidney dialysis machines, owners of tropical fish aquariums, and managers of stores and restaurants with fish and shellfish holding tanks are advised that the methods for testing and removing free chlorine residuals differ from those used for chloramine residuals. Both types of residuals may adversely affect users of kidney dialysis machines and may be toxic to fish and aquatic animals if not treated properly.”
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